The Argentine Barça prodigy had words with the Clasico referee against Real Madrid on Saturday night, according to Iberian media.
Leo Messi did not have a very good night against Real Madrid on Saturday night, during the Clasico.
Much like his team, La Pulga was not very inspired. He did not score (1-2) against rival Merengue for the seventh time in a row. But that’s not all.
La Pulga had a very unpleasant evening in Madrid. Drenched and shivering, Messi had to change his jersey during the match, but that’s not all.
Unsuccessful despite seven strikes, the native of Rosario also had words with the referee of the match. Like his coach Ronald Koeman, Messi tasted very little of the refereeing of the match and even let the main party know.
While Barça demanded a penalty on Martin Braithwaite at the end of the match, Leo Messi attacked the referee after an indiscretion by Spanish radio Cadena COPE, relayed by Mundo Deportivo.
The one who will be at the end of his contract this summer with Barça would have indicated to the referee Jesus Gil Manzano, who replaced Mateu Lahoz at short notice, the following words: “Referee, speak well, with respect!”
“All I ask is that the referees get it right.”[La charge de Mendy sur Braithwaite] was a penalty and I think the four minutes of downtime [ne suffisent pas], when the referee stopped the match for two or three minutes because of his shoulder … “, thundered for his part Ronald Koeman after the meeting.
“I don’t know why there is VAR in Spain. Everyone saw the incident [impliquant Mendy et Braithwaite]. For me, this is a clear penalty. Everyone saw it. I do not understand that a linesman who is 10 meters away [ne peut pas le voir]. The way Martin falls, it must be a fault. Maybe the referee didn’t see it, but we have VAR for situations like this. “Better to stop talking. The team had a good mentality. “